"The truth is that Introversion are building something that sits within a familiar heritage for PC games, and they are doing it with style."
This worries me, I'm all for style and a good game, but it's time for the game industry to move on, you can't keep producing the same shit over and over again... I was really hoping they would bring some innovating and exciting to whatever this was going to be, but that prospect looks grim..
"Of course there’s also the raw prison-building aspect, and I began afresh as soon as I’d bored of tinkering with the pre-made prison."
The fact that he got bored worries me even more, tinkering with your prison is probably going to be the core gameplay, you shouldn't get bored from this, no matter who built it.
"I also felt, as I built my cells and shower blocks, that there was something missing in the planning element of the game. Perhaps it was my haste to get something put up, but I kept making mistakes, and felt that my prison was less architected than it was simply cobbled together, as if by accident. “Prison Cobbler” doesn’t sound quite the same."
Again, disappointed, this refers back to the first quote, in that they're building something that "sits within a familiar heritage", instead of innovating and perhaps focusing more on the architectural side of things then on the well-known management ideas.
In short, I was hoping for innovation and something exciting, what it looks like it's going to be, is an upgraded version of a management game out of the early 21st century.
I'm sure it will be enjoying, for some time, but without innovation, multiplayer, or something unique to it other then a promised gripping story-line I'm asking myself how much I will enjoy it and how many people this game will attract..
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